David O. Russell and Ice Cube Reteam for Gritty 70′s Cop Movie

Friday, November 5 by

Now that David O. Russell is willing to do just about anything, he’s got another weird sounding project in the works. It’s still too early for big details, but he and his Three Kings star Ice Cube are working together on a potential franchise. No, it won’t involve any kids asking when they’ll arrive at their planned destination. Nor will Cube be fighting any ghosts on Mars. This will be more of a return to Ice Cube’s glory days of smoking fools.

Russell has come up with a franchise about “a plainclothes detective who’s quick on the trigger in an R-rated raw drama that’s thematically a throwback” to Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry films. This is awesome. I can hear Cube’s monologue now: “I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire seventy-five shots or only seventy-four?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is an AK-47, the most powerful selective-fire, gas-operated assault rifle in the world, and would perforate your skull, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, cave bitch?” (Deadline)

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